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  • Algie, the Miner

    Algie, the Miner

    Throw off those frills, get yourself a good hat and a much bigger gun ("gun"?), and you'll get both respect and your gal (even if a gal isn't really what you want). 
    A.K.A, How America Makes "Men" out of Sissies, and Other Myths of the American West. 

    That's the story on the surface anyway. There's a lot packed into 10 minutes, and I can't help but think there's a bit of sly critique going on here, too, especially given Alice…

  • Claire's Camera

    Claire's Camera

    ★★★★★

    "If I take a photo of you, you're not the same person."
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    "Why do you take pictures?" 
    "Because the only way to change things is to look at them again very slowly." 

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    Brilliant. Loved this. 

    VIFF 2017

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  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★

    She's adorably sweet (but super sexy in a hot little work uniform number)
    She's totally into you the moment she lays eyes on you (but, you know, not in a slutty way)
    Her interests exactly align with yours (she might tell you about a new song but she'll glow over your amazing tastes)
    She's immediately sympathetic with you (not nasty and suspicious of men like some women)
    She's wonderfully innocent (but totally down for a bit of crime on the…

  • Love & Friendship

    Love & Friendship

    ★★★★½

    Love & Friendship opened in Bellingham yesterday to a happy crowd of - wait for it - older women. Genuinely puzzled, my daughters, whom I had brought with me to the screening, commented on the sea of graying feminine heads. Jane Austen, so the perception goes, is just for the ladies.

    I'm a fan of a number of Jane Austen adaptations, the Andrew Davies/Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice, of course, as well as the Emma Thompson/Ang Lee collaboration, Sense and…